Anna Waite

Associate and Practice Manager (Operations)

Anna is an experienced lawyer across criminal law and discipline matters with particular expertise in the area of Tribunal work, human rights and discrimination law.

Anna, thank you for all your work, your clients spoke of how professional and thorough you were. You also put them at ease which helped them no end.
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Anna is a solicitor practising in criminal defence, domestic violence and discipline law. She is admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Queensland and the High Court of Australia.

Anna regularly instructs on criminal jury trials for serious criminal offences.  Anna is also Gnech & Associates Tribunal law expert, being highly experienced in matters before the Queensland and Australian Human Rights Commission, the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission (QIRC), Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) and Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT).  Anna’s reputation amongst her clients is she is compassionate and patient to ensure all her clients’ needs are met.

Anna also forms part of the management team at Gnech and Associates through her appointment as the firm practice manager – operations.

After completing a Bachelor of Law and a Bachelor of Business at the Queensland University of Technology, Anna moved to South East Asia where she worked with survivors of exploitation for a number of years.  She then returned to Australia and began her career in Criminal Law, joining Gnech and Associates in 2020.

In her spare time, Anna enjoys boxing and exploring the great outdoors.

What Anna can help with:

  • Criminal Law
  • Disciplinary Law
  • Domestic Violence
  • Human Rights
  • Anti Discrimination
  • Blue Card Applications

Qualifications and memberships

  • Bachelor of Laws
  • Bachelor of Business with Distinction
  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice
  • Queensland Law Society member
  • Women Lawyers Association of Queensland member
  • Admitted to the Supreme Court of Queensland
  • Admitted to the High Court of Australia

The team you need to advocate for your rights.

We understand the unique challenges you face, and our dedicated team are ready to listen and step you through the process of expertly resolving your matter.

Criminal
Law

Criminal Law

If you have been charged with a criminal offence, we will deliver the best possible legal strategy tailored to you.

  • Assault
  • Robbery
  • Fraud
  • Drug offences
  • Murder
  • Manslaughter and Industrial manslaughter
  • Sex offences
  • Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle
  • Public nuisance and other street offences
  • Workplace health and safety

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Professional
Misconduct

Professional Misconduct

If you have been charged with professional misconduct, you need expert legal advice from a team with decades of experience.

  • Lawyers, police officers, medical professionals, teachers, security providers
  • Investigations by other regulatory authorities
  • Councillor misconduct
  • Disciplinary investigations
  • Workplace investigations
  • Crime and Corruption Commission investigations

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Domestic
Violence

Domestic Violence

If you need expert legal advice as the respondent or aggrieved spouse to a domestic violence application, we are here.

  • Police protection notices
  • Temporary protection orders
  • Domestic violence orders
  • Breach of protection order
  • Challenging of protection order
  • Variations to domestic violence orders

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Corruption Investigations and CCC Hearings

Corruption Investigations and CCC Hearings

If you are being investigated for corruption or have been summoned to answer questions by the Crime and Corruption Commission, we will provide expert legal representation in this unique area of law.

  • Corruption investigations
  • CCC hearings

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Coronial Inquests and Commissions of Inquiries

Coronial Inquests and Commissions of Inquiries

If you are called as a witness in a Coronial Inquest or Commission of Inquiry, we will guide you through the process of giving evidence and ensure your rights are protected.

  • Coronial inquests
  • Commissions of inquiries

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Defamation

Defamation

We will assist you by taking proactive steps in combatting defamatory material that is damaging to you, your loved ones and your career.

  • Cease and desist notices
  • Internet ‘take down notices’
  • Concerns notices
  • Defamation claims
  • Settlement

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Workplace Health and Safety Investigations

Workplace Health and Safety Investigations

We will provide the legal expertise necessary to ensure your workplace health and safety investigations are conducted in compliance with regulatory standards.

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Other Areas of Law

Other Areas of Law

We are experienced in additional areas of law including:

  • Traffic offences
  • Drink driving offences
  • Judicial reviews
  • Malicious prosecutions
  • RSPCA prosecutions
  • Unfair dismissals
  • Workplace investigations
  • Industrial disputes
  • Bullying actions against employers
  • Blue Cards
  • Weapons Act licensing proceedings
  • Reprisals
  • Human rights violations – defence and applications
  • Anti-discrimination matters
  • Parole applications
  • Information privacy breaches

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